Work is a part of being human. It’s easy to think that we work simply to earn a living. But work is much more. Work is one of the ways we make a difference and help make someone else’s life a little better.
Work provides us with the important opportunity to use our gifts. It’s a place we can shine and be respected and accomplish something that matters. That sense of accomplishment puts joy in our hearts and a kick in our step.
We work because that is what humans have always done. Stories of children from wealthy families who never have to work struggle to find meaning in life and often instead find it in drugs, alcohol, sex, and selfishness.
All of us, especially leaders, easily forget the meaning that work has to others.